SPORTS ROUNDUP 14th December 2019 to 20th December 2019

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CRICKET

India Win 3rd T20, Seal Series 2-1 Against Windies: Riding on Man of the Match KL Rahul’s 91 off 56 balls, Rohit Sharma’s 71 in 34 balls and an unbeaten 70 in just 29 deliveries from skipper and Man of the Series, Virat Kohli, India won the third T20 encounter by 67 runs against West Indies at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. Batting first, the men in blue scored a mammoth 240-3 in 20 overs. Rohit and Rahul stitched an opening stand of 135 runs as the former smashed 5 sixes and the latter pelted 4. Virat them totally dominated hitting four boundaries and seven maximums. For West Indies, Cottrell, Williams and Pollard took one wicket each. In reply the Windies clan finished off with 173-8 in their 20 overs as skipper Pollard made 68. Amongst the Indian bowlers, Deepak Chahar picked (2-20), Bhuvneshwar Kumar snapped (2-41), Shami got (2-25) and Kuldeep grabbed (2-45).

Mumbai Start Ranji Trophy With Victory: A stellar performance from the Surya Kumar Yadav led Mumbai team ensured them an outright victory against rivals Baroda during the first Ranji Trophy match of the season. Batting during their first innings, Mumbai scored 431 in 106.4 overs as Man of the Match Shams Mulani top scored with 89, Ajinkya Rahane made 79, Prithvi Shaw scored 66 while Shardul Thakur contributed a vital 64. For Baroda Bhargav Bhatt picked three wickets. In reply, Baroda made 307 as Kedar Devdhar top scored with 160. For Mumbai, Shams Mulani bowled phenomenally and grabbed a six-wicket haul (6-99) IN 27.1 overs. Batting again during their second innings, Mumbai declared at 409-4 in 66.2 overs as Prithvi Shaw got his double ton (202) and Surya Kumar Yadav notched up an unbeaten 102 in 70 balls. Finally, Baroda perished at 224 in 52.4 overs as Shams yet again was on top of his game picking (4-72).


SOUTH ASIAN GAMES

India Finish On A High: India reigned supreme at the South Asian Games campaign with an outstanding medal tally count of 312, thus dominating in the multi-sport event as they finished on top in Kathmandu, Nepal. India won 174 gold medals, 93 silver and 45 bronze, over the ten-day competition.


FOOTBALL

Premier League Results: On 7th December, Everton won 3-1 V/s Chelsea; Liverpool defeated AFC Bournemouth 3-0; Tottenham Hotspur thrashed Burnley 5-0 and Manchester United outplayed Manchester City 2-1. The next day, Leicester City beat Aston Villa 4-1 and Newcastle United won 2-1 against Southampton.


BADMINTON

Yamaguchi Beats Sindhu: Defending champion PV Sindhu lost to Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-18, 18-21, 21-18 in the first Group A match at the BWF Tour Finals in Guangzhou.

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